Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lake Vallecito

6 x 8 oil on canvas panel
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Lake Vallecito sits near the base of Engineer Mountain outside of Durango, CO. It's really a reservoir. The road to get to this side of the lake is the top of the dam. The middle strip in the painting of orange/burnt sienna used to be the bottom of the lake. But, with too many dry years in the west, the lake has receded. In some of our reservoirs you can no longer use the docks to unload your boats. The end of the docks now sit on land.

5 comments:

Stephen Magsig said...

That blue in the distance really draws you in. Great blog and I really like the color study charts.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

beautiful vista. I love the atmospheric perspective - and the composition is spot-on.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, very serene and calming. Really beautiful composition and colors.

Jala Pfaff said...

Such awesome color!

Susan F. Greaves said...

Pam -- I'm so glad your comment prompted me to view your beautiful landscapes and still life. Including the exercises you do in the blog is great, too. Keep the faith! Susan G.